Poached, scrambled, boiled or fried. We all have our preference for how to cook an egg.
But the choice reveals more than just our culinary tastes – it also highlights our personalities and reveals secrets about social class and even sex drive.
Scientists quizzed 1,010 adults and found that poached egg eaters are outgoing, boiled egg lovers are disorganized, fried egg fans have a high sex drive, scrambled egg aficionados are guarded and omelette eaters are self-disciplined.
The study for the British Egg Industry Council was carried out by Mindlab International, which researches the psychology of consumer choice.
It found that the average poached egg-eater is likely to be happier than most.
Boiled egg-eaters run the greatest risk of getting divorced.
Fried egg fans are usually from the skilled working class and scrambled eggs are favored by those without children.
Andrew Joret, of the British Egg Industry Council, said: “It’s amazing to think that just by knowing someone’s favorite way of eating eggs, it’s possible to gauge a large amount about who they are and what they are like. But it doesn’t matter how you eat your eggs – they’re still nutritious, versatile and great value.”